Today, on "Stump the Chumps", Joe from East Lansing asked, "On what planet is the tallest known volcano in the solar system?" We actually got this one right. The answer is - Mars.

Olympus Mons, on Mars, is the tallest (known) volcano in the solar system. Olympus Mons rise about 85,000 feet above the surrounding plains. According to Space.com, it's about three times as tall as Mt. Everest - the tallest mountain on Earth. At it's base, Olympus Mons covers almost the same area as the state of Arizona or the nation of France.

So, it's really big.

Here's the story.

 

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